James M. Manyika

Leadership, Policy, and Communications
Business, Corporate, and Philanthropic Leadership
James is Senior Vice President at Google-Alphabet reporting to the CEO. He focuses on Technology & Society, on areas ranging from AI, computing infrastructure, to the future of work, the digital economy and sustainability that have potential for broad impact on 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 on technology and strategy and he led MGI ’s research on technology, the economy, competitiveness, and other global economy trends. He was appointed by President Obama to serve 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 which advises the President on AI, and serves on the U.S. Department of State’s Foreign Affairs Policy Board. He serves on the boards of the Council on Foreign Relations, Hewlett, MacArthur and Markle foundations, and is a member of the Trilateral Commission. He is a Visiting Professor at Oxford’s School of Government and a member of the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine’s Committee on Responsible Computing. He serves on the boards of research institutes at Stanford, MIT, Harvard, Toronto and LSE. He has been elected a Distinguished Fellow of Stanford’s AI Institute, a Distinguished Fellow in Ethics in AI at Oxford, a Visiting Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford. A Rhodes Scholar, he has a DPhil, MSc, MA from Oxford in AI and Robotics, mathematics and computer science, a BSc in Electrical Engineering from the University of Zimbabwe.
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