Rahul Pallan

Policy Advocate , Young Diplomats of Canada
Ralph Mercer

Researcher, Salto Mortale

Technology Culturalist, Decentered futurist, Dyslexic, Posthumanist; Exploring the Futures using Causal Layered Analysis at the intra-section of humans and technologies.

Shalin Jyotishi

Senior Analyst, Education and Labor and Fellow in AI, New America, Forbes, and World Economic Forum

Shalin Jyotishi is a senior analyst, writer, and strategist at New America whose mission is to solve problems about the workforce, higher education, policy, technological innovation, and their intersections. Shalin is also a Fellow at the World Economic Forum leading Future of Work research and a Forbes contributor covering workforce and education innovation. Shalin’s work has appeared in NPR, Morning Consult, EdSurge, Financial Times, InsideHigherEd, and the Chronicle of Higher Education, and on high-level stages at the United Nations, OECD, World Bank, U.S. National Academies, and the Education Writers Association. Shalin serves or served on advisory boards for the U.S. National Science Foundation, MIT, United Nations, the International Economic Development Council, the American Enterprise Institute, George Washington University’s Institute for Public Policy, and Georgetown University’s Center on Security and Emerging Technology. He was named a 2021 Davos invitee and a University Innovation Fellow by Stanford University. Previously, Shalin was Visiting Scholar at the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the world’s largest scientific society, where he co-authored a book on science and technology policy (Forthcoming MIT Press). He led teams and programs at the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities, North America’s oldest presidential higher education association, to aid university executives with economic and workforce development and R&D innovation. Shalin was CEO of the internationally-acclaimed Journal of Science Policy & Governance and held positions at the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the University of Michigan, and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. Shalin earned his B.S. degree from the University of Georgia and M.S. in Public Interest Technology from Arizona State University. Visit his website: https://www.shalinjyotishi.com/ Connect on LinkedIn: Follow on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ShalinJyotishi Read his Forbes Column: https://www.forbes.com/sites/shalinjyotishi/
Quentin Wilson

Practitioner in Residence, The George Washington University

Wilson, a Distinguished Practitioner in Residence at the George Washington University’s Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration, as well as a Senior Fellow at the Governing Institute, provides leadership, guidance and support to government, education and nonprofit sector organizations seeking to transform performance. Wilson is currently researching and developing components of a resource platform to help government agencies and nonprofit organizations worldwide speed the transition from outcomes and data to strategic action for results. The primary focus of that effort is to foster the implementation, innovation, scaling and sustaining of promising interventions and organizations. Prior to undertaking this effort, Wilson worked in nonprofit education finance roles in Missouri and California, and previously served as the Commissioner of Higher Education, Deputy Director of Economic Development, Director of Revenue and governor’s Cabinet Director in Missouri. In the private sector, he worked in U.S. and international nonprofit and for-profit organizations promoting international education and trade. Previously, he served as an aide to three U.S. Members of Congress.