What is Innovators Index?

Innovation is the new currency in today’s Idea Economy. In recognition of the leaders who are disrupting our tech-driven world, PSFK has partnered with HP Matter to create the Innovators Index, a roster of digital pioneers making a global impact. Each week, we’ll share POVs from these experts on their work and process, sharing insights on reinvention and how to embrace change.

Citizenship


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Christopher Fabian

Senior Advisor on Innovation to the Executive Director

UNICEF Innovation


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Cindy Cohn

Executive Director

Electronic Frontier Foundation


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Danah Boyd

Founder

Data & Society Research Institute


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DeRay McKesson

Civil Rights Leader

We The Protesters


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Erica Kochi

Senior Advisor on Innovation to the Executive Director

UNICEF Innovation


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Juliana Rotich

Co-founder and Executive Director

Ushahidi


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Mick Ebeling

Founder and CEO

Not Impossible Labs, The Ebeling Group


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Nuala O'Connor

President and CEO

Center for Democracy & Technology


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Princess Reema Bint Bandar Al Saud

CEO

Alfa International

Education


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Ayah Bdeir

Founder and CEO

littleBits


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Kane Sarhan

Co-founder

Enstitute


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Katie Salen Tekinbas

Director of Research and Design

Institute of Play


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Mike Karnjanaprakorn

Co-founder and CEO

Skillshare


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Nick Ducoff

Vice President for New Ventures

Northeastern University


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Reshma Saujani

CEO

Girls Who Code


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Salman Khan

Founder

Khan Academy


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Sebastian Thrun

Co-founder and CEO

Udacity


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Shaila Ittycheria

Co-founder

Enstitute

Energy


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Billy Parish

Co-founder and CEO

Mosaic


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Bonnie Soohoo

Product Manager

Sight Machine


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Danielle Fong

Co-founder and Chief Scientist

LightSail Energy


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Elon Musk

Co-founder and CEO, Founder CEO and CTO, Chairman

Tesla, SpaceX, Solar City


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Jonathan Cedar

Co-founder and CEO

BioLite


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Leslie Dewan

Co-founder and Chief Science Officer

Transatomic


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Meredith Perry

Founder and CEO

uBeam


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Steve Katsaros

Founder and CEO

Nokero

Finance


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Alexa Von Tobel

Founder and CEO

LearnVest


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Bill Ready

SVP Global Head of Merchant and NextGen Commerce

PayPal/Braintree


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Gavin Andresen

Chief Scientist

The Bitcoin Foundation


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Jeff Cruttenden

Founder and CEO

Acorns


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Joyce Kim

Co-founder and Executive Director

Stellar


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Matt Hogan

Co-founder and CEO

Datacoup


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Sasha Orloff

Co-founder and CEO

LendUp


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Yee Lee

Co-founder and CEO

Vouch

Healthcare


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Anu Acharya

Founder and CEO

MapMyGenome


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Halle Tecco

Founder and Managing Director

Rock Health


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Jared Heyman

Founder and CEO

CrowdMed


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Jeff Tangney

CEO

Doximity


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Jessica Richman

Founder and CEO

uBiorne


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Mario Schlosser

Co-founder and CEO

Oscar


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Walter De Brouwer

Founder and CEO

Scanadu

Media/Entertainment


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Alex Blumberg

Founder and CEO

Gimlet Media


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Alison Klayman

Filmmaker

Independent


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Evan Spiegel

Co-founder and CEO

Snapchat


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Jason Kilar

Founder and CEO

Vessel


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Jonah Peretti

Founder and CEO

Buzzfeed


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Palmer Luckey

Founder and CEO

Oculus VR


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Sabrina Caluori

Vice President, Digital & Social Media

HBO


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Shane Smith

Founder and CEO

VICE

Retail


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Amber Venz Box

President and Co-founder

rewardStyle


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Deena Varshavskaya

Founder and CEO

Wanelo


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Healey Cypher

Former Head of Retail Innovation

eBay


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Katia Beauchamp

Co-founder and CEO

Birchbox


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Katrina Lake

Founder and CEO

Stitch Fix


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Neil Blumenthal

Co-founder and Co-CEO

Warby Parker


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Nicolas Franchet

Head of Retail and E-Commerce, Global Vertical Marketing

Facebook

Telecom


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Joanne McNeil

Writer

Self-employed


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Jonathan Christensen

CEO

Wire


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Nico Sell

Co-founder, Wickr and Founder and CEO, Wickr Foundation


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Peter Semmelhack

Founder and CEO

Bug Labs


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Steve Cheney

Co-founder and SVP of Business Operations

Estimote


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Yael Maguire

Engineering Director, Connectivity Lab

Facebook

Transportation


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Bertrand Piccard

Initiator and President

Solar Impulse


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Chris Urmson

Director, Self-Driving Cars

Google


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Horace Luke

Co-founder and CEO

Gogoro


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Jessica Scorpio

Founder and VP Marketing

Getaround


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Robin Chase

Co-founder

Zipcar, Buzzcar, Veniam


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Ryan C.C. Chin

Managing Director

City Science Initiative at the MIT Media Lab


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Travis Kalanick

Co-founder and CEO

Uber

Perspectives from Innovators

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Perspectives

Looking Past Convention and Constraint on the Path to Innovation

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Perspectives

Protecting Our Individual Freedoms in a Digital World

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