Nick Bostrom is Professor in the Faculty of Philosophy at Oxford University. He is the founding Director of the Future of Humanity Institute, a multidisciplinary research centre which enables a few exceptional mathematicians, philosophers, and scientists to think about global priorities and big questions for humanity.
Rachel Botsman is the global authority on a new era of trust. She studies and teaches how technology is transforming human relationships and what it means for life, work and how we do business. Widely regarded as the guru on the sharing economy, or what some refer to as the collaborative economic platforms like AirBnB, Uber and TaskRabbit.
Deirdre Bounds is one of the UK's top female entrepreneurs going from start-up to exit in 10 years. She is a down-to-earth visionary and former standup-comedienne who set up the ethical travel company i-to-i.com, which became the world's largest gap year company.
One of today's top female international business speakers, Caprice Bourret started her own company called By Caprice in 2006 and her collection, designed and modelled by Caprice was an instant success. Caprice is currently busy expanding her business internationally which includes Lingerie, Swimwear and Home.
Kyran Bracken MBE is a rugby World Cup winning hero who was capped for England 51 times, 3 of them as captain. Kyran now concentrates on television and broadcasting and won the hugely popular television show Dancing on Ice. Kyran is entrepreneurial and he now owns and runs a touring ice skating show, among other business interests.
Baroness Brady is also a Senior Non-Executive Director of Syco and Arcadia Boards and Small Business Ambassador for the Conservative Party. Additionally she is Chairman of Mentore, a business to help accelerate development of female talent in their organisations to increase diversity at board levels in companies across the UK.
Sir Richard Branson is the eccentric and outspoken Chairman of the Virgin Group. An experienced daredevil, Branson has raced powerboats across the ocean and has set distance records in hot air balloons. His unconventional style of living is only a part of his undeniable knack for beating impossible odds in business and in life.
Arturo Bris is Professor of Finance at IMD. Since January 2014 he is also leading the world-renowned IMD World Competitiveness Center. His research and consulting activities focus on the international aspects of financial regulation, and in particular on the effects of bankruptcy, short sales, insider trading, and merger laws.
Rodney Brooks, the former director of MIT's Computer Science and AI LAB, came to fame when he successfully founded iRobot. He has now cofounded Robust.AI, a robotics start-up which aims to build the world's first industrial-grade cognitive platform for robots.
Erik Brynjolfsson is the Schussel Family Professor at the MIT Sloan School of Management, Director of the MIT Center for Digital Business, Chair of the MIT Sloan Management Review, and the Editor of the Information Systems Network.