Keynote Speakers

The Institute of Corporate Directors is pleased to announce the Keynote Speakers for the 2021 ICD National Conference, taking place online on June 3, 2021.

Conference Keynote Speaker: Dr Dambisa Moyo
Board Member, Global Economist, Author;
Director, 3M Corporation and Chevron

Dr. Moyo is a pre-eminent thinker who influences key decision-makers in strategic investment and public policy. She is a top-tier opinion former and trusted advisor on Macroeconomics, Geopolitics and Technology themes. She is a co-principal of Versaca Investments, a family office focused on growth investing globally. She serves on a number of global corporate boards including: 3M Corporation and Chevron. She worked at the World Bank and Goldman Sachs for nearly a decade. She is the author of four New York Times bestselling books, most recently, Edge of Chaos: Why Democracy Is Failing to Deliver Economic Growth – and How to Fix It (2018).

Dr. Moyo's newest book, How Boards Work - And How They Can Work Better in a Chaotic World is scheduled to be published May 4, 2021.

Dr. Moyo holds a PhD in economics from Oxford University and a master’s degree from Harvard University.

Conference Keynote Speaker: Vivek Wadhwa
Distinguished Fellow at Harvard Law School

Mr. Vivek Wadhwa is a Distinguished Fellow at Harvard Law School’s Labor and Worklife Program. He is the author of five best-selling books: From Incremental to Exponential; Your Happiness Was Hacked; The Driver in the Driverless Car; Innovating Women; and The Immigrant Exodus. He has been a globally syndicated columnist for The Washington Post and held appointments at Carnegie Mellon University, Duke University, Stanford Law School, UC Berkeley, Emory University and Singularity University. Vivek is based in Silicon Valley and researches, speaks and writes about advancing technologies that are transforming our world. These advances – in fields such as robotics, artificial intelligence, computing, synthetic biology, 3D printing, medicine and nanomaterials – are making it possible for small teams to do what was once possible only for governments and large corporations to do: solve the grand challenges in education, water, food, shelter, health and security.