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Alec Ross

Innovation and Policy Expert

Alec Ross is one of America’s leading experts on innovation. He served for four years as Senior Advisor for Innovation to the Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, a role that earned him a Distinguished Honor Award from the State Department. He is currently a Distinguished Visiting Fellow at Johns Hopkins University and serves as an advisor to investors, corporations, and government leaders. Ross lives in Baltimore with his wife and their three young children. His book is The Industries of the Future.

Alec Ross, the Office of the Secretary of State’s senior adviser for innovation, explains how the White House is changing its approach to diplomacy with the advent of new technologies.
9 min