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Mark Esposito        

Harvard Professor of Business & Economics, Socio-Economics Futurist & Author

Dr. Mark Esposito is recognized internationally as a top global thought leader in matters relating to The Fourth Industrial Revolution. He is a global expert of the World Economic Forum and advisor to national governments. He serves as Professor of Economics, Strategy and Foresights at Hult International Business School (where he directs the Futures Impact Lab) as well as at Harvard University’s Division of Continuing Education where he teaches an award winning executive course on Artificial Intelligence. He is an appointed Full Professor of Public Policy at Mohamed Bin Rashid School of Government in the UAE and holds visiting professorships around the world.

He served from 2015-2019 as Institutes Council Co-Leader, at the Microeconomics of Competitiveness program (MOC) at the Institute of Strategy and Competitiveness, at Harvard Business School under the mentorship of Professor Michael E. Porter and as Founding Research Fellow of the Circular Economy Center at the Judge’s Business School at University of Cambridge, from 2016 to 2020.

He is Co-Founder at Nexus FrontierTech, an AI scale-up venture and research lab and Co-Founder and Chairman of the Strategic Foresight Board of the Circular Economy Alliance, an edutech firm for certifications on the circular economy.

He was inducted in 2016 in the radar of Thinkers50 as one of the 30 most prominent rising business thinkers in the world and among the top 50 sustainability thinkers in the world by Thinkers360 for 3 consecutive years. He is a Senior Advisor to the Ideation Center of Strategy& at PwC in Dubai and to the UC Berkeley SkyDeck incubator. He has equally joined the India Dialog at Stanford University’s US Asia Technology Center since 2022.

Mark holds prestigious fellowships at UCL as a Policy Fellow, at University of Cambridge as a Senior Associate, and as Senior Fellow for the Digital Impact Alliance from the United Nations Foundation and DLT Foundation in the UK. He has been appointed as Distinguished Fellow at the UNESCO Chair for the Future Literacy of Finance. He has authored/co-authored over 150 publications peer and non-peer reviewed, 13 books, among which 2 Amazon bestsellers: Understanding how the Future Unfolds (2017) and The AI Republic (2019). His latest books are: “The Emerging Economies under the Dome of the Fourth Industrial Revolution” (Cambridge University Press, 2022) and “The Great Remobilization: Strategies and Designs for a Global Smarter World", (MIT University Press, 2023). His next book will be "Digitizing the Emerging Economies" ( Cambridge University Press, 2024)

His academic journey culminated with a doctoral degree in Business and Economics from Ecole des Ponts Paris Tech, one of France's esteemed Grande Ecole.

He is fluent in 6 languages and in his non academic life, he holds the rank of Master Instructor, Black Belt IV Dan, at the International Budo Institute in Canada.

Speech Topics

Organizations In The 21st Century and Their Dilemmas

The use of strategic dilemmas as a way to make decisions and an overview on how paradoxes and dilemmas drive today's organizations.

The Circular Economy

Increasing pressures on natural resources will lead to unbearable costs and decreasing prosperity and will push us to reconsider our business model. Shifting the production of goods and services from linear to "circular" represents an opportunity worth trillion of dollars. This speech explores venues for the Circular Economy to become the new norm.

The Sharing Economy and the Power of Swarm Intelligence

How is the collaborative economy changing the paradigm of capital and its integration into Society?

Uncertain Times, Uncertain Future

How can we thrive in uncertainty when business as normal is no longer applicable?

Fast Expanding Markets

Where to Find New Growth? Where is growth, how can we find it, nurture it and scale it? An iterative process of discovery from the grassroots up.

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