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November 6, 2013
For the 2013 Strategic Foresight Forum the Atlantic Council’s Strategic Foresight Initiative is convening top policymakers, business leaders, technologists, and global thinkers to engage in cross-sectoral, dynamic conversations on key phenomena to unfold in the future.

2013 Speakers

Dr. Marco Annunziata
Dr. Mathew J. Burrows
Dr. Tim Campbell
Dr. Richard Danzig
H.E. Espen Barth Eide
Mr. Steven Feldstein
Mr. Robin Harding

Mr. Peter Ho
Gen. James L. Jones, Jr., USMC (Ret.)
Mr. Michael Kanellos
Mr. Frederick Kempe
Mr. Greg Lindsay
Ms. Sonita Lontoh
Ms. Dina Fine Maron
Dr. Mariana Mazzucato
Dr. Andrew McAfee
Mr. Ramez Naam
Dr. Michael R. Nelson
Mr. Barry Pavel
Mr. Daniel M. Price
Ms. Saskia Sassen
Ms. Frances Seymour
Mr. Jigar Shah
Dr. Anne Marie Slaughter
Mr. Peter Schwartz
Lt. Gen. Brent Scowcroft, USAF (Ret.)
Dr. David Tennenhouse
Annunziata Marco 150Dr. Marco Annunziata
Chief Economist and Executive Director, Global Market Insight, GE.

Marco Annunziata is the chief economist and executive director of global market insight at GE, responsible for global economic, financial, and market analysis to support GE's business strategy. The author of The Economics of the Financial Crisis: Lessons and New Threats, published in 2011 by Palgrave MacMillan, Dr. Annunziata is a two-time winner of the Rybczynski Prize for best paper in business economics, awarded by the Society of Business Economists in London, and has co-authored two papers on the economic implications of recent technological innovations in industry: Industrial Internet: Pushing the Boundaries of Minds and Machines in 2012 and The Industrial Internet @ Work in 2013. He has been a guest lecturer at Harvard Business School and Stanford University.

Dr. Annunziata joined GE in January 2011 after a long experience in the financial sector, where he was most recently chief economist at Unicredit, and previously chief economist for the Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa region at Deutsche Bank in London. Prior to Deutsche Bank, he spent six years at the International Monetary Fund in Washington, DC. Dr. Annunziata holds a PhD in economics from Princeton University and a BA in economics from the University of Bologna.

Burrows Mathew 150Dr. Mathew J. Burrows
Director, Strategic Foresight Initiative, Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security, Atlantic Council

Mathew J. Burrows is director of the Atlantic Council's Strategic Foresight Initiative in the Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security. Before joining the Council, Dr. Burrows was appointed counselor to the US National Intelligence Council (NIC) in 2007 and director of the Analysis and Production Staff (APS) in 2010. He was the principal drafter for the NIC publication Global Trends 2030: Alternative Worlds. In 2005, he was asked to set up and direct the NIC's new Long Range Analysis Unit, which is now known as the Strategic Futures Group. Dr. Burrows joined the CIA in 1986, where he served as analyst for the Directorate of Intelligence (DI), covering Western Europe, including the development of European institutions such as the European Union. From 1998 to 1999, he was the first holder of the Intelligence Community Fellowship and served at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York. Other previous positions included assignments as special assistant to the US UN Ambassador Richard Holbrooke (1999-2001) and deputy national security advisor to US Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill (2001-02). He is a member of the DI's Senior Analyst Service.

Campbell Tim 150Dr. Tim Campbell
Chairman, Urban Age Institute

Tim Campbell has worked for more than thirty-five years in urban development with experience in multiple countries and hundreds of cities in Latin America, South and East Asia, Eastern Europe, and Africa. His areas of expertise include city learning and exchange, strategic urban planning, city development strategies, decentralization, urban policy, and social and poverty impact of urban development. He retired from the World Bank in 2005 after more than seventeen years working in various capacities in the urban sector. His most recent positions were as head of the World Bank Institute urban team (from 2001), and head of the Urban Partnership, which was responsible for identifying changing demand and developing new Bank products and services for cities (from 1998). He pioneered the Bank's city development strategies (CDS) and was the Bank-wide coordinator for CDS, a new analytical tool focusing on cities as the unit of analysis in national development. From 1995 to 1997, he served as a member of the Advisory Group in Latin America and the Caribbean Region and was the region's chief of the Urban and Water Unit (1993-95).

Danzig Richard 150Dr. Richard Danzig
Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees, RAND Corporation; Director, Saffron Hill Ventures

Richard Danzig is vice chair of the Board of Trustees of the RAND Corporation, a member of the Defense Policy Board and the President's Intelligence Advisory Board, a trustee of Reed College, a director of the Center for a New American Security, and a director of Saffron Hill Ventures. Recently, he became a director of the National Semiconductor Corporation and Human Genome Sciences Corporation. From 2007 to the presidential election of 2008, Dr. Danzig was a senior advisor to then-US Senator Barack Obama on national security issues. Dr. Danzig served as the 71st secretary of the Navy (1998-2001) and under secretary of the Navy (1993-97). From 1977 to 1981, Dr. Danzig served in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense, first as a deputy assistant secretary and then as the principal deputy assistant secretary of defense for manpower, reserve affairs, and logistics. In 1981, he was awarded the Defense Distinguished Public Service Award.

Feldstein SteveMr. Steven Feldstein
Director, Office of Policy, Bureau of Policy, Planning and Learning, United States Agency for International Development

Steven Feldstein is the director of the Office of Policy in the Bureau for Policy, Planning and Learning at the US Agency for International Development (USAID), where he is responsible for guiding strategic planning and operations, providing high-level policy direction on emerging issues and priority areas, and shaping USAID's policy leadership in the development community.

Previously, he served as Counsel on the US Senate Committee on Foreign Relations (Chairmen Biden, Kerry), where he oversaw a portfolio that included oversight over all US foreign assistance agencies, budgets and programs, State Department management and operations, and UN organizations. In that role, he built bipartisan coalitions in the Senate and House of Representatives, along with NGOs, business, civil society, and think-tanks in support of key legislation. Steve has also worked at the US Department of State as a special assistant for the Under Secretary for Economics and Business Affairs.

Steve has served as an adjunct professorial lecturer at American University's School of International Service, and he is a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He was named a "40 under 40" leader in international development by Devex in 2010, and he also serves as a member of the Board of Directors for the Society for International Development – Washington Chapter. He received his JD from Berkeley School of Law and his AB from Princeton University. He was born and raised in Bloomington, Indiana.

Eide Espen Barth  150H.E. Espen Barth Eide
Former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Government of Norway

Espen Barth Eide was Norway's Minister of Foreign Affairs until October 2013. During the Stoltenberg II government (2005-2013), he also held the positions of Minister of Defense, State Secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and State Secretary in the Ministry of Defense. In the first Stoltenberg government (2000-2001), he was State Secretary for Foreign Affairs.

Apart from his posts in government, Mr. Eide has pursued an academic career in political science. From 1993 to 2000 and from 2002 to 2005 he was a senior researcher and research director at Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI). Mr. Eide has been centrally involved in numerous UN reform processes, in the development of NATO's new strategic concept, in setting a new international agenda for the Arctic, in fostering closer Nordic cooperation, in building relations with emerging regions, and in a variety of peace processes. In the MOD, he led a major defense reform; increased the defense budget, established Norway's Cyber Defense and oversaw several large procurement programs, including the acquisition of the F-35 for the RNoAF.

Mr. Eide graduated in political science from the University of Oslo and has also studied in Barcelona. He is married and has three sons.

Harding RobinMr. Robin Harding
US Economics Editor, Financial Times
Robin Harding is US Economics Editor for the Financial Times, covering the US Federal Reserve and the US Treasury. Based in Washington, his beat includes broad coverage of anything that affects the US economy.

Previously, Harding served as Tokyo correspondent for the FT, where he covered the Bank of Japan and the country's technology sector. Prior to this, he served as a London-based economics leader writer.

Before entering journalism, Harding worked in banking, asset management and as a public policy researcher at UK think tank the Social Market Foundation. He studied economics at Cambridge and also holds a master's degree in economics from Hitotsubashi University in Tokyo.

Ho Peter 150Mr. Peter Ho
Senior Advisor, Centre for Strategic Futures, Government of Singapore

Peter Ho Hak Ean is the senior advisor to the Centre for Strategic Futures. He is also a senior fellow in the Civil Service College, an adjunct professor with the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, and a visiting fellow at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy. In a public service career spanning thirty-four years, Mr. Ho has held the positions of deputy secretary (policy) in the ministry of defense (MINDEF), deputy secretary in the ministry of foreign affairs, permanent secretary of defense development in MINDEF, and as permanent secretary (defense). He also concurrently served as permanent secretary (foreign affairs) and permanent secretary (national security and intelligence coordination) in the Prime Minister's Office in 2004 and 2005. He is also a board member of SingBridge International Singapore Pte Ltd. Mr. Ho holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in the Engineering Tripos and a Master of Arts from the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom.

Jones James 150Gen. James L. Jones, Jr., USMC (Ret.)
President and Founder, Jones Group International; Chairman, Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security, Atlantic Council

Gen. James L. Jones Jr., USMC (Ret.) serves as the president of Jones Group International and the chairman of the Atlantic Council's Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security. He served as the national security adviser to President Barack Obama from January 2009 to October 2010. Prior to that, Gen. Jones was president and CEO of the US Chamber Institute for 21st Century Energy. From July 1999 to January 2003, Gen. Jones was the 32nd commandant of the US Marine Corps. He later became Supreme Allied Commander, Europe (SACEUR) and commander of US European Command (USEUCOM), positions he held until December 2006. Gen. Jones retired from active duty after more than 40 years of uniformed service to the nation. On November 28, 2007, he was appointed as the US Department of State's special envoy for Middle East security. He earned a Bachelor of Science from Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service and graduated from the National War College.

Kanellos Michael 150Mr. Michael Kanellos
Vice President and Technology Analyst, Eastwick Communications

Michael Kanellos serves as vice president of Eastwick Communications. He also served as editor-in-chief of Greentech Media, Inc., where he covered emerging technologies and companies in the green world. His areas of expertise include cleantech, IT, intellectual property, and international trends. As a senior reporter for News.com, a division of CNET networks, he covered computing and personal electronics before transitioning to cleantech in 2004. Among other jobs at CNET, he launched the company's push into clean technology. After initiating the cleantech push at CNET, Mr. Kanellos was invited to lead the editorial team at Greentech Media. His work has appeared in Forbes, the New York Times, Wired, Newsweek, and Newsday.

Kempe Fred 150Mr. Frederick Kempe
President and CEO, Atlantic Council

Frederick Kempe has served as president and CEO of the Atlantic Council since 2006. He is the author of four books, and a regular commentator on television and radio both in Europe and the United States. His latest book, BERLIN 1961: Kennedy, Khrushchev, and the Most Dangerous Place on Earth (foreword by Gen. Brent Scowcroft) was published by Putnam in 2012 and is a New York Times bestseller. He came to the Council from a prominent twenty-five-year career at the Wall Street Journal, where he won national and international recognition while serving in numerous senior editorial and reportorial capacities. His last position with the paper was in New York, where he served as assistant managing editor, international, and "Thinking Global" columnist. Prior to that, he was for seven years the longest-serving editor and associate publisher ever of the Wall Street Journal Europe, simultaneously functioning as European editor for the Global Wall Street Journal from 2002 to 2005. During this time, he managed six news bureaus, several satellite offices, a Brussels news desk operation, and oversaw European and Middle Eastern reporting.

Lindsay GregMr. Greg Lindsay
Author, Aerotropolis: Where We’ll Live Next; Contributing Writer, Fast Company

Greg Lindsay is a senior fellow of the World Policy Institute, where he is co-director of the Emergent Cities Project. He is also a contributing writer for Fast Company, co-author of Aerotropolis: The Way We'll Live Next, a visiting scholar at New York University's Rudin Center for Transportation Policy & Management, and a research affiliate of the New England Complex Systems Institute (NECSI).

He has advised Intel, Audi, Chrysler, FedEx, and Google, among other companies. His work with Studio Gang Architects on the future of suburbia was displayed at MoMA in 2012. He is currently working with UCLA's cityLAB to re-imagine the economy and urbanism of the Ecuadorean Amazon. His writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, McKinsey Quarterly, Time and Fortune, among many other publications.

Greg is a two-time Jeopardy! champion (and the only human to go undefeated against IBM's Watson).

Lontoh Sonita 150Ms. Sonita Lontoh
Silicon Valley Greentech Executive; Chairman, Indonesian Diaspora Foundation

Sonita Lontoh is the head of Global Corporate Marketing at Trilliant, a venture-backed Silicon Valley green technology company. She is also the co-founder and board chair of the Indonesian Diaspora Foundation and is an ardent advocate for green technology, leadership and education equality. She serves as a mentor and selection committee member for TechWomen, a US State Department program spearheaded by former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to implement greater collaboration between the United States and global emerging leaders. Ms. Lontoh focuses on educating consumers on the benefits of green technology in general, and smart grid/smart energy in particular. She has spoken on the topics at international conferences and is a contributor to publications such as ForbesCNN MoneyBloomberg BusinessWeekThe Huffington Post, and several TV and radio stations. Ms. Lontoh received her Master of Engineering from MIT, MBA from the Kellogg School at Northwestern University and BS in Engineering from UC Berkeley.

Maron Dina 150Ms. Dina Fine Maron
Associate Editor, Scientific American

Dina Fine Maron is an award-winning associate editor who writes about health, medicine, and biology for Scientific American. She joined Scientific American in June 2013 after reporting for publications including Newsweek, Time.com, Greenwire, ClimateWire, Science News, and the Boston Globe. In addition to health and politics, Ms. Maron previously covered environment and energy issues and the US Department of Defense. She has also worked on global health projects in Thailand and Kenya. Her coverage on mental illness and stigma for Newsweek was awarded the Outstanding Media Award for 2009 from the National Alliance on Mental Illness. She has a master's degree in public health from Johns Hopkins University and a BA from Brandeis University.

Mazzucato Mariana 150Dr. Mariana Mazzucato 
R.M.Phillips Professor in the Economics of Innovation, University of Sussex; Economics Director, ESRC Centre for Social and Economic Research of Innovation in Genomics

Mariana Mazzucato is an economist, and holds the prestigious RM Phillips Chair in the Economics of Innovation at the University of Sussex (SPRU). Previously she has held academic positions at the University of Denver, London Business School, Open University, and Bocconi University. Her research focuses on the relationship between financial markets, innovation, and economic growth, and is currently funded by the Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET); the Ford Foundation and the European Commission (EC). She advises the EC on innovation-led growth through two expert groups, and is a member of related task forces in the UK, such as the UCL Green Economy Policy Commission. Her new book The Entrepreneurial State: Debunking Private vs. Public Sector Myths (Anthem, 2013) focuses on the need to develop new frameworks to understand the role of the state in economic growth—and how to enable rewards from innovation to be just as 'social' as the risks taken.

McAfee AndrewDr. Andrew McAfee
Principal Research Scientist, MIT Center for Digital Business

Andrew McAfee is principal research scientist at the Center for Digital Business in the MIT Sloan School of Management. He is the author of Enterprise 2.0 and the coauthor, with Erik Brynjolfsson, of Race Against the Machine. He was previously a professor at Harvard Business School and a fellow at Harvard's Berkman Center for Internet and Society. In 2008, Mr. McAfee was named by the editors of the technical publishing house Ziff-Davis number thirty-eight in their list of the "100 Most Influential People in IT." He was also named by Baseline magazine to a separate list of the fifty most influential people in business IT that year. In 2009, he was the only non-executive in the Everything Channel's group of the 100 most influential executives in the technology industry.

Naam Ramez 150Mr. Ramez Naam
Author, The Infinite Resource: The Power of Ideas on a Finite Planet

Ramez Naam is a computer scientist and award-winning author. He was born in Cairo, Egypt, and came to the US at the age of 3. Mr. Naam spent thirteen years at Microsoft, where he led teams developing early versions of Microsoft Outlook, Internet Explorer, and the Bing search engine. His career has focused on bringing advanced collaboration, communication, and information retrieval capabilities to roughly one billion people around the world, and took him to the role of partner and director of program management within Microsoft, with deep experience leading teams working on cutting edge technologies such as machine learning, search, massive scale services, and artificial intelligence. Between stints at Microsoft, Mr. Naam founded and ran Apex NanoTechnologies, the world's first company devoted entirely to software tools to accelerate molecular design. He is also the H.G. Wells Award-winning author of four books: The Infinite Resource: The Power of Ideas on a Finite Planet (non-fiction), Nexus and Crux (fiction series), and More Than Human: Embracing the Promise of Biological Enhancement (non-fiction). Mr. Naam lectures on energy, environment, and innovation at Singularity University, where he serves as adjunct faculty. He's a graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign.

Nelson Miachel 150Dr. Michael R. Nelson
Principal Technology Policy Strategist, Technology Policy Group, Microsoft

Michael R. Nelson is a principal technology policy strategist in Microsoft's Technology Policy Group. In that role, he helps develop and define Microsoft's vision of the connected future, explain how emerging technologies will shape our lives, and show how governments can ensure their citizens fully enjoy the benefits of new devices and services. Prior to joining Microsoft in August 2013, he was a senior technology and telecommunications analyst with Bloomberg Government. In addition, since January 2009, Dr. Nelson has been teaching courses and doing research on the future of the Internet, cyber policy, technology policy, innovation policy, and e-government at Georgetown University. Prior to joining the Georgetown faculty, Dr. Nelson served as director of Internet Technology and Strategy at IBM, and director for technology policy at the Federal Communications Commission.

Pavel Barry 150Mr. Barry Pavel
Vice President and Director, Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security, Atlantic Council

Barry Pavel is vice president and director of the Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security at the Atlantic Council. Prior to joining the Atlantic Council, he was a career member of the senior executive service in the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy for almost eighteen years. From October 2008 to July 2010, he served as the special assistant to the president and senior director for defense policy and strategy on the National Security Council staff, serving both President George W. Bush and President Barack Obama. Prior to this position, Mr. Pavel was the chief of staff and principal deputy assistant secretary of defense for special operations/low-intensity conflict & interdependent capabilities. From October 1993 through November 2006, Mr. Pavel led or contributed to a broad range of defense strategy and planning initiatives as the principal director for strategy for both the Clinton and George W. Bush Administrations. Mr. Pavel received a Presidential Rank Award in 2007 in recognition of his career accomplishments.

Price Dan 150Mr. Daniel M. Price 
Managing Director, Rock Creek Global Advisors LLC

Daniel M. Price is managing director of Rock Creek Global Advisors LLC, an international economic policy advisory firm, where he focuses on international regulatory and policy matters. Mr. Price co-founded Rock Creek Global Advisors in July 2011. Previously, he served in George W. Bush's administration as the senior White House official responsible for international trade and investment, development assistance, and the international aspects of financial reform, energy security, and climate change. Mr. Price was the President's personal representative to the G8, the G20 Financial Summit, and the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Forum. Before and after his White House service, Mr. Price was a partner with Sidley Austin LLP, having founded and chaired the firm's 60-member International Trade & Dispute Resolution group. He currently serves on the Panel of Arbitrators of the World Bank's International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes, the Advisory Board of the Atlantic Council, and the Board of Directors of the American Arbitration Association. Earlier, Mr. Price served as USTR principal deputy general counsel and as deputy agent to the Iran-US Claims Tribunal in The Hague. Mr. Price was educated at Haverford College, Cambridge University, and Harvard Law School, where he was Articles Editor of the Harvard Law Review.

Sassen Sakia 150Ms. Saskia Sassen
Robert S. Lynd Professor, Sociology and Co-Chair, The Committee on Global Thought, Columbia University

Saskia Sassen is the Robert S. Lynd professor of sociology and co-chair of the Committee on Global Thought at Columbia University. Her research and writing focuses on globalization (including social, economic, and political dimensions), immigration, global cities (including cities and terrorism), new technologies, and changes within the liberal state that result from current transnational conditions. Her recent books are Territory, Authority, Rights: From Medieval to Global Assemblages (Princeton University Press, 2008), A Sociology of Globalization (W.W.Norton, 2007), and the fourth fully updated edition of Cities in a World Economy (Sage, 2012). Among older books is The Global City (Princeton University Press, 1991/2001). Her books are translated into more than twenty languages. Her forthcoming book is Expulsions: When Complexity Produces Elementary Brutalities (Harvard University Press, 2014). She has received diverse awards, from multiple doctor honoris causa to being chosen as one of the "Top 100 Global Thinkers" by Foreign Policy. Recently, she was named the 2013 winner of the Principe de Asturias Prize for the Social Sciences.

Seymour francesMs. Frances Seymour
Senior Fellow, Center for GLobal Development

Frances Seymour is a senior fellow at the Center for Global Development based in Washington, DC, and a senior advisor to the David and Lucile Packard Foundation. At CGD, she is leading a project designed to create global consensus on the importance of forest conservation, and to promote results-based financing for REDD+. Ms. Seymour will author a report presenting evidence of the importance of forests to averting catastrophic climate change, and co-chair a working group to develop consensus around the potential and technical approaches to pay-for-performance finance for forest conservation.

Shah Jigar 150Mr. Jigar Shah
Author, Creating Climate Wealth; Founder, SunEdison

Jigar Shah is author of Creating Climate Wealth: Unlocking the Impact Economy, 2013 Icosa Publishing. Mr. Shah unlocked the multi-billion dollar worldwide solar industry with a business model innovation (power purchase agreement), not a new technology. This model created SunEdison, the largest solar services company worldwide. After SunEdison was sold in 2009, Mr. Shah served through 2012 as the first CEO of the Carbon War Room —the global organization founded by Sir Richard Branson and Virgin Unite to help entrepreneurs address climate change. SunEdison and Carbon War Room proved that we could make positive change through business and financial model innovation in many industries. Today, as CEO of Jigar Shah Consulting, he works with global companies in a multitude of industries to deploy existing clean energy solutions fueled by new business models.

Slaughter Anne-Marie Dr. Anne Marie Slaughter
President and CEO, New America Foundation

Anne-Marie Slaughter is the president and CEO of the New America Foundation and the Bert G. Kerstetter '66 university professor emerita of politics and international affairs at Princeton University. From 2009 to 2011, she served as the director of policy planning for the US Department of State, the first woman to hold that position. Prior to her government service, Dr. Slaughter was the dean of Princeton's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs from 2002 to 2009 and the J. Sinclair Armstrong professor of international, foreign, and comparative law at Harvard Law School from 1994 to 2002. She has received several awards for her exemplary federal service including the Meritorious Presidential Rank Award, Secretary of Defense Medal for Meritorious Civilian Service (with Silver Palm), the DSCA Exceptional Civilian Service Award, the NASA Exceptional Service Medal, the Air Force Medal for Exceptional Civilian Service, and the Department of State Superior Honor Award.

Schwartz Peter 150Mr. Peter Schwartz
Senior Vice President, Global Government Relations and Strategic Planning, Salesforce.com, Inc.

Peter Schwartz is senior vice president for global government relations and strategic planning for Salesforce.com. In these roles he directs policy and politics throughout the world and manages the organization's ongoing strategic conversation. Prior to joining Salesforce, he was cofounder and chairman of Global Business Network, a Monitor Group company, and a partner of the Monitor Group, a family of professional services firms devoted to enhancing client competitiveness. An internationally renowned futurist and business strategist, Mr. Schwartz specializes in scenario planning, working with corporations, governments, and institutions to create alternative perspectives of the future and develop robust strategies for a changing and uncertain world. From 1982 to 1986, Mr. Schwartz headed scenario planning for the Royal Dutch/Shell Group of Companies in London. His team conducted comprehensive analyses of the global business and political environment and worked with senior management to create successful strategies.

Scowcroft Brent 150Lt.Gen. Brent Scowcroft, USAF (Ret.)
President, The Scowcroft Group; Interim Chairman, Atlantic Council

Lt. Gen. Brent Scowcroft, USAF (Ret.) is president of the Scowcroft Group, an international business consulting firm. He is also the interim chairman of the Atlantic Council and the chairman of the Council's International Advisory Board. Gen. Scowcroft served as the national security advisor to Presidents Gerald R. Ford and George H.W. Bush. He also served as military assistant to President Richard Nixon and as deputy assistant for national security affairs to Presidents Ford and Nixon. Prior to joining the Bush administration, Gen. Scowcroft was vice chairman of Kissinger Associates, Inc. from 1982 to 1989. In that capacity, he advised and assisted a wide range of US and foreign corporate leaders on global joint venture opportunities, strategic planning, and risk assessment. In the course of his twenty-nine-year military career, Gen. Scowcroft has held positions in the Organization of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Headquarters of the US Air Force, and Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs, and as military assistant to President Nixon.

Tennenhouse DavidDr. David Tennenhouse
Corporate Vice President, Technology Policy Group, Microsoft

David Tennenhouse is the corporate vice president for technology policy at Microsoft. With his team, Dr. Tennenhouse is responsible for identifying disruptive technologies and business models, assessing their implications for Microsoft, and driving focused policy engagements with governments and global institutions. Dr. Tennenhouse was previously a partner at New Venture Partners, where he focused on the creation of spin-outs from corporate research and development teams. He joined New Venture Partners from Amazon.com where he was vice president of platform strategy and CEO of its A9.com subsidiary. Prior to Amazon/A9, he was vice president and director of research at Intel Corporation where he pioneered an "open collaborative" approach to corporate research. This was, in part, based on his earlier work as DARPA's chief scientist and director of its information technology office.

Dr. Tennenhouse holds a BASc and MASc in electrical engineering from the University of Toronto and obtained his PhD at the Computer Laboratory of the University of Cambridge. As a faculty member at MIT, he led research on gigabit networking, desktop video, software radio, active networks and telecommunications policy.