James Manyika is a senior partner and board member at McKinsey & Company and chairman of McKinsey Global Institute, where he has led research on technology and the economy. Manyika was appointed vice chair of the Global Development Council at the White House by President Barack Obama and served on the Commerce Department’s Digital Economy Board and the National Innovation Board. He has served on task forces and commissions related to technology and the economy, most recently co-chairing the CFR Task Force on U.S. innovation and national security. The governor of California appointed him to co-chair the California Future of Work Commission. He serves on the boards of the MacArthur Foundation, the Hewlett Foundation, the Broad Institute of Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Harvard, and on research advisory boards at MIT, Harvard, Stanford, and Oxford. He has been elected a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and of the Royal Society of Arts and a distinguished fellow of Stanford’s AI Institute. He was a visiting scientist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Labs and a faculty exchange fellow at MIT. Manyika received his BSc in electrical engineering from the University of Zimbabwe and his MA, MSc, and DPhil from Oxford in AI and robotics, mathematics, and computer science.
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