Alec Ross is a Distinguished Visiting Fellow at Johns Hopkins University and the author of The New York Times bestseller, The Industries of the Future, published by Simon & Schuster. The Industries of the Future explores the scientific, technological and economic trends and developments that will shape the next ten years, including ranging from artificial intelligence, robotics, cybersecurity and big data to the commercialization of genomics to the code-ification of money, markets and trust.
He recently served for four year as Senior Advisor for Innovation to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Prior to his service in government, Alec was a social entrepreneur and served as convener from technology, media & telecommunications policy on Barack Obama’s presidential campaign in 2008.
Alec started his career as a sixth grade teacher through Teach for America in inner-city Baltimore where he lives with his wife and their three young children.