James M. Manyika

Alphabet Inc.
Leadership, Policy, and Communications
Business, Corporate, and Philanthropic Leadership

James is Senior Vice President of Google-Alphabet reporting to the CEO. As President for Research, Technology & Society, he also oversees Google Research and Google Labs. He focuses on Google and Alphabet’s most ambitious foundational and applied innovations in artificial intelligence, computing and science, and in areas that have potential for broad beneficial impact on people and society. He is Senior Partner emeritus of McKinsey & Company, and is Chair and director emeritus of the McKinsey Global Institute (MGI). At Mckinsey, he advised the chief executives of many of the world’s leading technology companies and he led MGI ’s research on technology, the economy, competitiveness, and other global economy trends.

Appointed by President Obama, he served as Vice Chair of the Global Development Council at the White House (2012-2017), and by Commerce Secretaries to the Digital Economy Board and the National Innovation Board. He currently serves as Vice Chair of the US National AI Advisory Committee established by Congress to advise the President on AI and the National AI Initiative Office at the White House, and also serves on the U.S. Secretary of State’s Foreign Affairs Policy Board. He serves on the boards of the Council on Foreign Relations, Hewlett and MacArthur Foundations. He has served on various national and international commissions and task-forces related to technology, the economy and society, and is Co-Chair of the UN Secetary General's High-level Advisory Body on Artificial Intelligence.

He is a Visiting Professor at Oxford’s School of Government and has been a member of the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine’s Committee on Responsible Computing. He serves on the board of the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, and the advisory boards of MIT’s Schwarzman College of Computing, Stanford’s Human-centered AI Institute, University of Toronto’s Technology Institute. He has been elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a Distinguished Fellow of Stanford’s AI Institute, a Distinguished Fellow in Ethics in AI at Oxford, a Fellow of Balliol College, Visiting Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford, and a life Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. A Rhodes Scholar, James has DPhil, MSc with distinction and MA from Oxford in AI and robotics, mathematics, and computer science, a BSc first class in electrical engineering from the University of Zimbabwe.

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