Sep 9–12, 2019
James Manyika

James Manyika
Director, McKinsey Global Institute and Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company


James Manyika is a director of the McKinsey Global Institute, McKinsey & Company’s business and economics research arm, and one of its three global coleaders. James has led research on business and global economic trends, including the digital economy, globalization, growth and productivity, innovation and competitiveness, and labor markets. James is also a director at McKinsey, where he is one of the leaders of McKinsey’s global high-tech, media, and telecom practice. Based in Silicon Valley for 20 years, he’s worked with many of the world’s leading technology companies on a variety of issues. He’s published a book on distributed networks and robotics another on globalization, as well as numerous academic and business papers and reports. In 2012, James was appointed by President Obama to serve on of the US President’s Global Development Council and in 2013 to serve as the vice chairman of the council. In 2011, James was appointed by the US Secretary of Commerce to serve on the Innovation Advisory Board as part of the COMPETES Act. James serves on the boards of the Aspen Institute; the Oxford Internet Institute; the University of California, Berkeley, School of Information; the Harvard Hutchins Center for African & African American Research, including the W. E. B. Du Bois Research Institute; and the School of Global Affairs and Public Policy at the American University in Cairo. James is a nonresident senior fellow of the Brookings Institution, a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and a member of the Bretton Woods Committee. James was on the engineering faculty at Oxford University and a fellow at Balliol College, Oxford University; a visiting scientist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory; and a faculty exchange fellow at MIT. A Rhodes Scholar, James holds DPhil, MSc, and MA degrees from Oxford in engineering, mathematics, and computer science, respectively, and a BSc in electrical engineering from the University of Zimbabwe.


11:55am12:35pm Wednesday, September 11, 2019
Location: LL21 A/B
Michael Chui (McKinsey Global Institute), James Manyika (McKinsey & Company)
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AI has the potential to create substantial value for business and the global economy. It's less well understood how it can address some of the world’s biggest societal challenges. Michael Chui and James Manyika examine the ethical implications of AI and how you can leverage the technology for good while considering the wide-reaching repercussions on business and human society alike. Read more.
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