New York Times Best-Selling Author & Fmr. Senior Advisor for Innovation, State Department

Alec Ross is one of America’s leading experts on innovation. Drawing on his New York Times best-seller The Industries of the Future, Ross outlines the next significant drivers of change. From artificial intelligence and robotics to cybersecurity and cybercrime, Ross describes how the changes in these industries impact the future. For good or ill, Ross goes beyond the technical and provides the geopolitical, cultural, and generational contexts out of which innovations are emerging.

As one of America’s leading experts on innovation, Ross provides compelling insight into relevant issues fixated at the forefront of national and global conversations. He offers a practical analysis of which industries are going to shake up the marketplace.

Alphabet Chairman and ex-Google CEO Eric Schmidt said, “In a world growing more chaotic, Alec Ross is one of those very rare people who can see patterns in the chaos and provide guidance for the road forward. He has an unusual diversity of expertise that allows him to apply multiple lenses to the world’s challenges and dream up the kind of innovative solutions that are changing the world.”