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Welcome to the schedule for BBF 2016! Please note that with the exception of the following sessions (Life without Envy, The Art of Perspective, Writing with Risk, Sound Advice, and Lore), absolutely every session at the BBF is free, and no tickets or preregistration are required. Thanks, and enjoy your day!
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Alec Ross

Alec Ross is a leading expert on innovation. He is currently a distinguished visiting fellow at Johns Hopkins University and serves as an advisor to investors, corporations, and government leaders to help them understand the implication of factors emerging at the intersection of geopolitics, markets, and increasingly disruptive network technologies. Ross served for four year as senior advisor for innovation to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. In this role, Ross acted as the diplomatic lead on a range of issues including cybersecurity, disaster response, and the use of network technologies in conflict zones. Previously, Ross served as the convener for the Technology, Media, and Telecommunications Policy Committee on Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign and served on the Obama-Biden presidential transition team. Ross is the author of the New York Times bestseller The Industries of the Future, which explores the technological and economic trends and developments that will shape the next ten years.


TEDxMidAtlantic Talk on working under Secretary Clinton

Wharton School interview with Ross

Conversation with Charlie Rose