Alec Ross

Founder & Board Member

His emotion is the euphoria that comes from hard work done well.

Alec Ross is one of America’s leading experts on innovation. He’s the author of the New York Times bestseller “The Industries of the Future”. Since its publication in February of 2016, it has been published in 24 languages and been a best seller on four continents
During the Obama Administration, he served as Senior Advisor for Innovation to the Secretary of State, a role created for him to help modernize the practice of diplomacy and bring innovative solutions to advance America’s foreign policy interests. Alec served as the Convener for the Technology & Media Policy Committee on Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign and served on the Obama-Biden Presidential Transition Team.
He co-founded a technology-focused social enterprise and grew it from modest origins in a basement into a global organization serving millions of low-income people.
Currently, Ross is a board partner at Amplo, a global venture capital firm, and sits on the board of directors for companies in the fields of technology, finance, education, human capital, and cybersecurity. Continuing a commitment to education, he is a visiting professor at King's College London. He has served as a Distinguished Senior Fellow at Johns Hopkins University and as a Senior Fellow at the Columbia University School of International & Public Affairs. Alec lives in Baltimore, MD with his wife and their three children.

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