What are the industries that will influence the businesses of the future?
Alec Ross, Technology Policy Expert
Alec Ross is a Distinguished Senior Fellow at Johns Hopkins University. He is the author of the New York Times bestseller ‘The Industries of the Future’, which explores the technological and economic trends and developments that will shape the future.
Alec served as Senior Advisor for Innovation to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
As a social entrepreneur, he also served as convener from technology, media and telecommunications policy on Barack Obama’s presidential campaign in 2008.
In 2000, he and three colleagues co-founded a technology-focused social enterprise and grew it from modest origins in a basement into a global organisation serving millions of low-income people, with programs on four continents.
Alec’s recent recognitions include:
- Top 100 Global Thinkers by Foreign Policy Magazine
- U.S. Department of State Distinguished Honour Award
- Oxford University Internet & Society Award
Esteban Polidura, Julius Baer's Head of Investment Products and Solutions Coordination Latin America
Esteban Polidura is responsible for investment and product delivery to Latin American clients at Julius Baer.
Prior to joining Julius Baer, Esteban has worked for UBS, where he was Chief Investment Officer for Mexico. Prior to this, he had worked for Deutsche Bank, Merrill Lynch and Citigroup in their Latin America Equity Research teams.
He holds a Master’s degree in Finance from Manchester University and is a CFA charterholder.