John Boudreau

Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California, USA
Emeritus Professor

JOHN BOUDREAU is recognized worldwide as one of the leading evidence-based visionaries on the future of work and organization, through breakthrough research on the bridge between work, superior human capital, leadership, and sustainable competitive advantage. His large-scale research studies and focused field research addresses the future of work and the global HR profession, work automation, HR measurement and analytics, decision-based HR, executive mobility, HR information systems, and organizational staffing and development.

John has produced more than 200 publications, including more than 10 books, and his research has been featured in Harvard Business Review, the Wall Street Journal, Fortune, and Business Week.

He is professor emeritus of management and organization and a senior research scientist with the Center for Effective Organizations, at the Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California.

Ravin Jesuthasan

Mercer, USA
Global Leader of Transformation Services Business

Ravin Jesuthasan is the global leader of Mercer’s Transformation Services business. He is a recognized global thought leader, futurist and author on the future of work and workforce transformation. He has led multiple research efforts on the global workforce, the emerging digital economy, the rise of artificial intelligence and the transformation of work. Ravin has led numerous research projects for the World Economic Forum including many of its ground-breaking studies on the transformation of work and the global workforce. He is a regular participant and presenter at the World Economic Forum’s annual meetings in Davos and Dalian/Tianjin and is a member of the forum’s Steering Committee on Work and Employment.

Ravin has been a featured speaker on the aforementioned topics at conferences in North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, the Middle East and Latin America. He has also been featured and quoted extensively by leading business media including CNN, BBC, The Wall Street Journal, CNBC, Fortune, FT, The Nikkei (Japan), Les Echoes (France), De Telegraaf (Netherlands), South China Morning Post and Dubai One TV among others. Ravin is a frequent guest lecturer at universities around the world including Oxford University, Northwestern University and the University of Southern California.

Ravin was named to the Thinkers 50 Radar Class of 2020. He has also been recognized as one of the top 25 most influential consultants in the world by Consulting Magazine, one of the top 8 future of work influencers by Tech News and one of the top 100 HR influencers by HR Executive. He is the author of the books Transformative HR, Lead The Work: Navigating a World Beyond Employment and Reinventing Jobs: A 4-Step Approach to Applying Automation to Work. Ravin has authored over 150 articles including 14 for the Harvard Business Review and the Sloan Management Review.

Ravin holds B.B.A. (Finance) and M.B.A. (Finance) degrees and is a Chartered Financial Analyst. Ravin is a Fellow of the RSA (Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce). Prior to joining Mercer, Ravin was a managing director and global business leader at Willis Towers Watson for 26 years.

Richard van Hooijdonk, Netherlands

As a futurist, keynote speaker, and trendwatcher, Richard van Hooijdonk is an authority on new technology. He has several chip implants because he wants to physically experience the future. His inspiration sessions have been attended by more than 550,000 people. Richard is a regular guest on radio and television programs.

With his international research team, he researches many trends in the fields of robotics, drones, self-driving systems, 3D and 4D printing, sensors, blockchain, quantum computing, neurotech, biotech, platforms, and augmented and virtual reality. Combined with artificial intelligence, these technologies offer groundbreaking opportunities but also lead to challenges and threats for people, organizations, and governments.

Since 2014, Richard has been a speaker at many prestigious institutions and organizations, such as Google, Microsoft, IBM, Samsung, Gartner, Interpol, the European Commission, PwC, Deloitte,, Heineken, Unilever, Huawei, NIKE, and more. He is the CEO of future-focused intelligence agency, which recently introduced its COVID-19 Road to Recovery program.

He is driven by a desire to inject innovation and imagination into the mindsets of the people and organizations that are going to shape the world of tomorrow. With a forward-looking mindset, he believes that we can better affect change for the improvement of our health, happiness, and prosperity.

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