What is exponential technology and how is it changing the world? Georgetown University’s Dr. Elizabeth “Libbie” Prescott and Harvard’s Dr. David A. Bray tell Michael Krigsman of CXOTalk about rapid changes in exponential technology, its implications on public service and public policy – and the legal or ethical implications. 

Prescott works at the intersection of science, technology, and security as the Deputy Director and Education Portfolio Lead for MD5 National Security Technology Accelerator (MD5 NSTA) and Adjunct Associate faculty at Georgetown University in the Center for Security Studies in the Walsh School of Foreign Service. She previously served at the U.S. Department of State as a Special Assistant to the Deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources Heather Higginbottom; Counselor and Strategic Advisor to the Science and Technology Adviser to the Secretary of State E. William Colglazier; and Science and Technology Adviser to the Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs Kurt Campbell.

Bray was named one of the top "24 Americans Who Are Changing the World" under 40 by Business Insider in 2016. He was also named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum for 2016-2021. He also accepted a role of Co-Chair for an IEEE Committee focused on Artificial Intelligence, automated systems, and innovative policies globally for 2016-2017 and has been serving as a Visiting Executive In-Residence at Harvard University since 2015 focusing on leadership strategies for our networked world. He has also been named a Marshall Memorial Fellow for 2017-2018 and will travel to Europe to discuss Trans-Atlantic issues of common concern including exponential technologies and the global future ahead.