James M. Manyika
McKinsey & Company
Leadership, Policy, and Communications
Business, Corporate, and Philanthropic Leadership
James Manyika has devoted much of his career to understanding digital technology, automation and specifically robotics, artificial intelligence, and the impacts of these technologies on businesses, the structure of economies, including the digital economy, labor markets, competition and productivity, and on policies to help people and society navigate the transitions. He is an adviser to chief executives of companies, researchers, and governments. The issues he deals with are among the central opportunities and challenges of our time. His unique contribution comes from the combination of a deep knowledge of the digital technologies and his understanding of their rapidly evolving applications in business, the economy, government and society. Manyika is a senior partner at McKinsey & Company, chairman and director of McKinsey Global Institute (MGI). He has been appointed a visiting professor at Oxford’s Blavatnik School of Government, and a member of the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine’s Committee on Responsible Computing. He has been elected a lifetime fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, a distinguished fellow of Stanford’s Human Centered AI Institute, a visiting fellow of All Souls College, Oxford, and a research fellow of DeepMind. Manyika was appointed by President Barack Obama to serve as vice chair of the Global Development Council at the White House, and by two US Commerce Secretaries to the Digital Economy Board and to the National Innovation Board. He serves on the Boards of the Council on Foreign Relations, Hewlett Foundation, MacArthur Foundation, the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, as several research advisory boards at Stanford, MIT, Harvard, Oxford and LSE. He is trustee of the Aspen Institute and has been a non-resident senior fellow of the Brookings Institution in Economic Studies. At Oxford, he was a member of the Programming Research Group, the Robotics Research Lab, and a fellow of Balliol College, Oxford.